St George’s Girls shines in STEAM competition

Girl power displayed by five students from St Georges Girls Secondary School who emerged first runner’s up in a STEAM competition in Nigeria

Five girls from St Georges Girls Secondary School showcased their innovative prowess on the international stage, securing the first runners-up position in the Sahara STEAMers Grand Demo Competition 2 held in Nigeria.

Under the banner of Team Smart Blind Walking Stick, the Kenyan students crafted a cutting-edge solution aimed at aiding visually impaired individuals in their mobility.

Comprising Amina Hussein, Isabella Otieno, Halima Ibrahim, Stella Kabui, and Vennesa Kerubo, the team utilised Arduino technology, distance sensors, and a buzzer to develop their product. The competition, organised by Sahara Group Foundation and Asharami Synergy Kenya in collaboration with STEMCafe, drew participants from Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, and Tanzania. Over 200 students from across Africa participated in the programme, which aims to foster innovation and excellence in STEAM education.

STEAM involves the application of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math to guide student inquiry, discussion, and problem-solving.

Expressing delight at the students’ achievements, Ejiro Gray, Director of Sahara Group Foundation, emphasised the program’s goal of cultivating a new generation of socially conscious innovators. Adebola Adesanya, Country Manager at Asharami Synergy Kenya, lauded the Kenyan teams’ innovative spirit, highlighting the significance of such initiatives in nurturing future leaders and problem solvers.

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